Chemical Cuisine-Your guide to food additives

Chemical Cuisine-Your guide to food additives

Food ColoringWant to know more about  food additives? Worried about the safety of the list of unpronounceable additives on packaged foods in your supermarket? Is aspartame the safest artificial sweetener? Or is it sucralose? Which food coloring is made from the bodies of dried, pulverized insects? Is calcium stearoyl lactylate safe? Or are they all dangerous?

Shopping was easy when most food came from farms. Now, factory-made foods with chemical additives have become a significant part of our diet. Though most of us cannot pronounce the names of these chemicals, we still need to know what they do, which ones are safe, and which ones are poorly tested or downright dangerous.

While most food additives are safe, some haven’t been adequately tested … and a few could be dangerous. I recommend a great resource that is reliable and up-to-date that you can take with you to the supermarket and check the ingredients in your favorite foods against the information. This will  ensure you avoid the most dangerous additives.

Order Chemical Cuisine: Your guide to food additives and you’ll have at your fingertips the best online guide to chemicals and additives in your food – the safe, the unsafe, and the untested. The information comes from®, a division of the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest. This is a resource I trust. I have no financial interest. Just interested in getting good information to you!